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gazillions. >> i like to say that the new energy technologies could be the largest economic opportunity of the 21st century. >> was this your very first-- >> clean energy investment? >> yeah. >> this was the very first. >> many followed, and the clean tech revolution in silicon valley was off and running with start-ups that produced thin, flexible solar panels, harnessed wind with giant balloons, or develop new fuels from algae. but bloom is among the most expensive. i heard, actually, so far, not just from kleiner perkins but total, $400 million. >> you're in the ballpark. [ticking] >> coming up... >> i'm skeptical. i'm hopeful, but i'm skeptical, 'cause people have tried fuel cells for-- since the 1830s. >> a close look at the bloom box when 60 minutes on cnbc returns. (vo) you are a business pro. maestro of project management. baron of the build-out. you need a permit... to be this awesome. and from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. (aaron) purrrfect. (vo
. >> i just emailed you the link. >> for joe and his wife christina mireles, new technology means their workday isn't 9:00 to 5:00. it's 5:00 to 9:00. >> because we have wireless access, you can work wherever. >> we can be in the kitchen. we can be in our bedroom. we can be here in the living room. >> with a masters and a law degree each, they're not exactly underachievers. joe logs 12-to-15-hour days as vice president of an internet travel website. i have been told that you will get up in the middle of the night to do emails. >> sometimes i can't sleep and i'll get up at 2:00 or 3:00, yeah, to do emails. definitely. >> you're shaking your head. >> or you'll set your alarm also at 4:00--you know, to wake up at 1:00, 2:00 in the morning. >> i do, i do. >> christina works a few hours less than joe as vice president of a charter school company. she says she is no match for her husband in terms of gadgets. >> oh, i have the absolute bare minimum, i think. i have two cell phones, a personal and-- >> that's the bare minimum, america, two cell phones. >> yeah, listening to that-- the bar
. >> ms. klish, it's dr. byock. >> marcia klish is either being saved by medical technology or being prevented from dying a natural death. >> we're just here checking on you. >> she's been unconscious in the intensive care unit at dartmouth hitchcock medical center in lebanon, new hampshire, for the better part of a week. one of her doctors, ira byock, told us it costs up to $10,000 a day to maintain someone in the icu. >> this is the way so many americans die. something like 18% to 20% of americans spend their last days in an icu. and, you know, it's extremely expensive. it's uncomfortable. many times they have to be sedated so that they don't reflexively pull out a tube, or sometimes their hands are restrained. this is not the way most people would want to spend their last days of life. and yet this has become almost the medical last rites for, you know, people as they die. okay, let's go see her. >> dr. byock leads a team that treats and counsels patients with advanced illnesses. >> hello, there. >> he says modern medicine has become so good at keeping the terminally ill alive by
training. the hospital has state-of-the-art technology, and here's the clincher: the price. treatment here costs about 1/8 what it does in the united states. that's right, 1/8. curt schroeder is the ceo of bumrungrad. this place where we're sitting right now is the number one international hospital in the world? >> it's sort of ground zero. i haven't heard anybody yet who's told us that they take more than 350,000 international patients a year. >> one of them is byron bonnewell, who lives 12,000 miles away in shreveport, louisiana, where he owns and runs a campground for rvs. a year and a half ago, he had a heart attack. and his doctor told him he really needed bypass surgery. they told you were gonna die. >> yeah, they did tell me i was gonna die. >> you did not have insurance? >> did not have insurance, no. >> he estimates he would have had to pay over $100,000 out of his own pocket for the operation he needed-- a complicated quintuple bypass. and did you actually decide not to do it? >> yeah, yeah, i did. i guess i'd rather die with a little bit of money in my pocket than live poor. >>
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